Doctorate Degrees in Mechanical Engineering

Compare 23 PhD Programs in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

A PhD Mechanical Engineering degree can open many doors for career opportunities. With a PhD Mechanical Engineering, candidates can specialize in one of several sub-disciplines such as mechanics, mechatronics and robotics, structural analysis, thermodynamics and thermo-science, or design.


During the approximately four years candidates work on their PhD Mechanical Engineering degree, they will conduct their own original research on a specific topic that must result in a dissertation of publishable quality. Candidates have the opportunity to investigate more deeply the discipline’s frontiers of research, like microelectro-mechanical systems, friction stir welding, composites, nanotechnology, finite element analysis, or biomechanics.


For candidates with a graduate background in engineering, who already possess the foundational knowledge in physics and material science, a PhD Mechanical Engineering could be the next step. Read more below about opportunities to start your PhD Mechanical Engineering program!

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PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more [+]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the society. Next generation engineering products will be 'smart' with many functionalities; they will be made of new materials; they will increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact; they will vary in size from nano to mega scales; and they will be more closely integrated with information processing systems. Also as mechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex to analyze and expensive to experiment, more emphasis will have to be placed on computer aided analysis, design, verification and manufacturing. Our research program in mechanical engineering responds to these trends and focuses on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. In doing so applications to different physical processes are studied (e.g. energy systems, bioengineering, metal forming, polymer processing, discrete part manufacturing to name a few). Research Areas... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Burlington

We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree and a Master's of Science (M.S.) degree in mechanical engineering, as well as an accelerated M.S. degree in mechanical engineering for qualified students. In 2012, the program has received a record number of applications for admission, and is currently home for 40 graduate students, including 15 Ph.D. students. This represents a net increase of about 20% in graduate... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree and a Master's of Science (M.S.) degree in mechanical engineering, as well as an accelerated M.S. degree in mechanical engineering for qualified students. In 2012, the program has received a record number of applications for admission, and is currently home for 40 graduate students, including 15 Ph.D. students. This represents a net increase of about 20% in graduate student enrollment in this program since 2011. The main asset of the UVM mechanical engineering graduate program is the human factor that is our dedicated faculty and staff, and motivated students. Curriculum We continuously update our curriculum to address modern topics in mechanical engineering, and to offer a breadth of courses that makes studying in our program more flexible, whether you intend to earn an M.S. as a continuing student from local industries, or directly obtain a doctorate right from your bachelor. Most of our graduate students are full-time and actively engaged in research projects with one or two faculty mentors who will be dedicated to your success. The size of the program also enables you to have close interactions with the rest of the faculty, and to regularly participate in the life of the program via graduate student seminars and invited speaker presentations. Graduate Since its creation, 200 students from across the United States and various countries around the world have graduated from the UVM mechanical engineering graduate program. Also, we actively seek to admit a diverse group of students in mechanical engineering to address the contemporary challenges of our Society. To date, our graduates have achieved successful careers in academia as distinguished professors, in industry as engineers and entrepreneurs, and in government positions as program directors for national funding agencies or scientists at national laboratories. Faculty and Research The success of our graduate program is build on a distinguished faculty whose research is recognized nationally and internationally through innovation, dissemination of knowledge in high-impact journals, and research awards. Recently, our faculty has won major awards from Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, and the National Science Foundation, and includes the recipients of one ARO young investigator award, one DoE early career award and two NSF CAREER awards. Clearly, our focus is to create a research environment that is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative from which our students can thrive. Admission Each application is reviewed once a complete online submission is received. It is strongly recommended to submit your application by February 1 to obtain full consideration in the fall admissions, and September 1 for the spring admissions. Applicant Qualifications The mechanical engineering graduate program seeks to attract excellent students. We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree and a Master's of Science (M.S.) degree in mechanical engineering, as well as an accelerated M.S. degree in mechanical engineering for qualified undergraduate students. Each student must meet the general requirements for admission as outlined under the regulations of the University of Vermont Graduate College. Typically, students entering the program have received a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field. Applicants with other backgrounds will be evaluated individually and must complete prescribed undergraduate technical course work. Part-time study leading to the Master of Science degree is also possible for engineers who are employed in the vicinity. Applications are accepted from the United States and around the world. [-]

Doctor of Science and Technology

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time April 2017 Japan Hirosaki

The Graduate School of Science and Technology (Doctoral Course) consists of two courses of Advanced Materials Science and Technology and Safety Science and Technology. The former covers the development of useful materials and their application technology and the latter does crisis-controlling technology for natural and human-originating disasters in the highly developed society. [+]

PhDs in Mechanical Engineering. Creation of Advanced Science and Technology in the Future The Graduate School of Science and Technology (Doctoral Course) consists of two courses of Advanced Materials Science and Technology and Safety Science and Technology. The former covers the development of useful materials and their application technology and the latter does crisis-controlling technology for natural and human-originating disasters in the highly developed society. Each course aims to bring up engineers who will be able to solve problems with a flexible and perspective consideration from the whole situation. [-]

Materials Science Ph.D. Program

Montana Tech
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Butte

Ph.D. Program in Materials Science – A collaborative, interdisciplinary program with the University of Montana-Missoula and Montana State University-Bozeman. Research specialties include biomaterials; electronic, photonic and magnetic (EPM) materials; materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation; and materials synthesis, processing and fabrication. [+]

Materials Science Ph.D. Program The Materials Science Ph.D. program is designed to provide students maximum flexibility with access to premier facilities and professors at three campuses. The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. Research specialties are focused in four areas: Biomaterials Electronic, photonic and magnetic materials Materials for energy storage, conversion, and conservation Materials synthesis, processing, and fabrication The curriculum integrates a broad range of physical science and engineering disciplines with an even broader range of applications, from health and medicine to nanotechnology to energy, environment and natural resources. Mission The mission of the MUS MatSci Ph.D. program is to advance knowledge and techniques while preparing the next generation of leaders in materials research, application, and education. The program’s vision is to become a top-ranked program, sought after by students, sponsoring agencies, and industry, with high student demand, placement success, and positive impact on Montana’s economy. Core Values Academic quality Integrity Interdisciplinarity and collaboration, with administrative processes transparent to the students Service and value to Montana, the nation, and the world Efficiency and effectiveness [-]

PhD in Opto-Mechatronics Engineering

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

Besides knowledge-based courses, the hands-on activities, the cultivation of creativity, and the capstone courses are specially offered in our training. [+]

PhDs in Mechanical Engineering. Teaching Characteristics Besides knowledge-based courses, the hands-on activities, the cultivation of creativity, and the capstone courses are specially offered in our training. Arranging undergraduate students to go to Hiroshima University, Southeastern University to have international academic interactions. Double degree program with famous universities in the world. Research Characteristics Main research fields: Energy Technology, Solid Mechanics/Design, Advanced Materials, Precision Manufacturing, Thermal Fluids, System Engineering/Automatic Control, Opto-mechatronic Engineering, Electromechanical Integration. Large research projects: Design of the IC/PV/LED manufacturing equipment, Energy storage, Fuel cells, Clean coal technology, CO2 capture, Wind power systems, Energy saving , Taiwan-Russia satellite. The average research budget from 2008 to 2010 was 0.099 billion NT dollars per year. Each teacher publishes 2.7 pieces of SCI/SSCI publication per year. Professional Core Courses: Elasticity, Mechanical Vibrations, Advance applied Mathematics, Advance Fluid Mechanics, Physical Metallurgy, Finite Element Method Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 18 credits (including “Graduate Seminar” course for 4 semesters) Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other requirements : Pass doctoral candidacy qualification examination within six semesters after enrollment (excluding the period of leave). Elective Courses Publish at least two SCI journal papers (IF≧0.2) Pass an oral defense of dissertation. Research Facilities & Labs IC and PV Industrial Equipment Design Program Energy Storage Program Satellite/Rocket Engineering MOCVD Design Center Electrical Discharge Machining Laboratory Biomass Gasification/ Pyrolysis System Laboratory Admission Documents Autobiography Study Plan Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency Master Thesis Related Academic Publications [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)

The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. Coursework to strengthen the command of the chosen discipline and enhance mathematical skills is also required. [+]

Program Overview The Department's doctoral program is a research-focused degree program with the objective of preparing students for a life of scholarship in their field of interest. Central to the program is original thesis research, which substantially advances the state-of-the-art in the field. Coursework to strengthen the command of the chosen discipline and enhance mathematical skills is also required. Thesis research is directed by the thesis advisor, with input from a small committee of faculty, which is selected for their expertise in the chosen field of study. Students will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and contribute to our effort to advance basic and applied sciences. We welcome students with outstanding records who will also have the motivation and drive to become leaders in their chosen field of study. Students choose from the following areas of focus: Aerospace engineering Design of mechanical engineering systems Fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, and energy Industrial engineering Solid mechanics and materials science Structures and dynamics Robotics, mechatronics, and controls Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Credit hours (for those without a master's degree): 36 credit hours of coursework + 18 credit hours of research Credit hours (for those with a master's degree): 12 credit hours of coursework + 18 credit hours of research Duration: 4-6 years Requirements: Qualifying examinations Dissertation Doctoral Degree Program Requirements There are three distinct phases in the program of doctoral study in MAE. These are: the period of preparation for the qualifying examination; the qualifying examination; and the period after admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree during which the student performs research leading to the doctoral dissertation. Overall, direct-to-Ph.D. students should complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework and 18 credit hours of research. Students who enter the program with an M.S. degree should complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework and 18 credit hours of research. Areas of Focus Aerospace Engineering Core courses: MAE6221, MAE6229 Electives: MAE6223*, MAE6224, MAE6225*, MAE6226, MAE6227, MAE6228, MAE6230*, MAE6247*, MAE6249*, MAE6253, MAE6255, MAE6274, MAE6275, MAE6276, MAE6277, MAE6280, MAE6292, MAE8352 Design & Manufacturing of Mechanical and Aerospace Systems Core courses: MAE6243, MAE6287 Electives: MAE6251, MAE6210 Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, and Energy Core courses: MAE6221, MAE6280 Electives: MAE6226, MAE6282, MAE6225, MAE6286, MAE6228, MAE6263, MAE6284 Solid Mechanics, Materials Science, and Tissue Engineering Core courses: MAE6210, MAE6238, MAE6239 Electives: MAE6204, MAE6207, MAE6232, MAE6255, MAE6260, MAE6286, MAE6287, MAE6288 Robotics, Mechatronics & Controls Core courses: MAE6245, MAE6246, MAE6194 Electives: MAE6240, MAE6242, MAE6244, MAE6254, MAE6257, MAE6248, MAE6277 *These courses will be offered based on student demand. Ph.D. Admissions Requirements Applicants must submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission into a master's program at SEAS. All materials except test scores must be uploaded to the online application form: Online Application Transcripts Scanned copies of unofficial transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned; the program was not completed; or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Please ensure that all transcripts are properly scanned and attached to the online application form. Otherwise, applicants will receive notifications requesting legible transcripts, which may delay review of their application. Please do not mail official transcripts unless you are instructed to do so by a SEAS admissions officer. Admissions decisions are based on unofficial transcripts. For international applicants, please see additional requirements for attaching foreign transcripts to the online application. GRE scores The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants, except for those applying for a Combined Five-Year Program. GRE scores must be sent to institution code 5246 through the Educational Testing Service (ETS). There is no minimum score required on the GRE for admission. However, applicants are encouraged to score within the 90th percentile of the Quantitative section of the exam in order to be considered competitive. To see average GRE scores from the most recent incoming class, visit the Graduate Student Profile. English proficiency exam scores (international applicants) International applicants who did not receive a degree from an institution situated in the United States or English-speaking country must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exams. Please view the International Admissions section for information on English language exam score requirements and sending scores to GW. Letters of Recommendation A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation is required to be submitted with the online application form. At least one recommendation should be from an advisor and/or faculty member(s) at the institution from which you earned your highest degree. Statement of Purpose Applicants must include an essay of 400-600 words that clearly states their purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University; explains their academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discusses related qualifications including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned. It is strongly encouraged that essays stay within the 600 word limit. While applicants are not penalized for submitting longer essays, concise essays are more effective in demonstrating an applicant's motivation. The Statement of Purpose must be written by the applicant. Any essay found to have been written by anyone other than the applicant, or plagiarized from other published materials, will be withdrawn from consideration. Résumé/CV A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should be uploaded with the online application form. If you have published articles in peer-reviewed publications, please include them as a hyperlink. Ph.D. applicants applicants must also demonstrate the following requirements in order to be considered for admission: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate area from an accredited institution If applicant has obtained a master’s degree, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) is required. If applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s degree, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0). Demonstrated proficiency in a programming language [-]

Ph.D. Programme in BioRobotics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. [+]

PhDs in Mechanical Engineering. The Ph.D. programme in BioRobotics aims at educating highly competent researchers with the potential to be leaders in this area. The students will be educated in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, both through high level courses and through a demanding, creative and original research work. Doctoral research projects will be carried on in very well equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories (in such fields as bio-robotics, micro- and nano-technology, biomimetics, prosthetics) and through personal and team work performed under the supervision of a committed full-time faculty. The students will investigate how biological systems work from an engineering viewpoint, and will make use of such knowledge to pursue challenging research projects aimed at modeling, designing and building novel components and systems for biomedical applications, such as surgery and rehabilitation. The accomplishments of the students will be assessed by the number of papers published in peer reviewed international journals and by the number of patents filed. At the end of the Ph.D. programme, students will possess solid scientific and engineering skills, the ability to conceive and carry out original research projects, and an autonomous entrepreneurship spirit. Students are admitted to Ph.D. in BioRobotics further to a successful entrance examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title. Undergraduate students may also apply if they graduate before the beginning of the Course. The Ph.D. Programme in BioRobotics is a three-year program of advanced studies and supervised research; after the end of the Programme, the Diploma di Perfezionamento is conferred to students who have fulfilled the didactic requirement and passed a final examination with thesis dissertation; the Diploma di Perfezionamento is the equivalent of a Ph.D degree. [-]

PhD in Metal Forming

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratories of Metal Forming under the supervision of Professor Sergey B. Sidelnikov. [+]

Doctoral students do research at the Laboratories of Metal Forming under the supervision of Professor Sergey B. Sidelnikov. Their research focuses on developing new technologies and equipment to produce press-products from non-ferrous metals and alloys using combined processing methods. The scientists from the department received over fifty patents and certificates, they published over a hundred research papers and five books. Programme Leader Professor Sidelnikov’s research interests are about developing new technologies and equipment to produce press-products from non-ferrous metals and alloys using combined processing methods. Other research areas Developing science intensive technologies to produce precious metals and alloys (supervisor: Professor Nikolai Dovzhenko); Producing electro conductive materials with high wear resistance from powders, shavings from non-ferrous metals and alloys (supervisor: Dr Nikolai Zagirov); creating production lines to implement low-waste production technology of continuous extrusion (supervisor: Professor Yuriy Gorokhov). Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Metallurgy (transcript of records), an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available. Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Curriculum BASIC COURSES Features of flow and change of strength properties of metals during plastic deformation 2 (72) Plastic deformation of metals in combined processes of casting and metal forming 3 (108) Contact friction and deformation conditions without destroying the metal in the process of metal forming 2 (72) ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 4 - 6 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits. [+]

PhDs in Mechanical Engineering. PhD in Mechanical Engineering The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and PhD in mechanical engineering. Our curriculum includes theory, design and laboratory experience in the areas of thermal fluids, mechanics, dynamic systems, and design and materials. Our program seeks to train students to become future leaders of the industry. The MS track provides a balanced course of study that includes advanced theory and practical knowledge application. Students will be adequately prepared to pursue a career in industry or enter a doctoral program. The MEng track prepares students for professional practice and requires no thesis or project. The PhD program is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary program. Funding is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Many of our assistantships include union and health benefits. Add-on certificates and accelerated programs such as a BS + MS and a fast track BS + MBA are also available. Graduate Academic Program Information The Mechanical Engineering Department offers graduate programs in the broad field of mechanical engineering, and is part of the university-wide, interdisciplinary Materials Science & Engineering. The PhD program prepares students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering through multidisciplinary research areas reflective of the interests of ME faculty. Doctoral Programs The PhD programs prepare students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering or materials science & engineering. Research areas are multidisciplinary and reflect the interests of Watson School faculty. Students may specialize in one of the following areas: Applied Mechanics and Design Dynamic Systems and Acoustics Materials Transport Phenomena Professional Development The graduate program in mechanical engineering boasts a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages students to explore opportunities that may enrich their academic experience. At the same time, it fosters relationships with industry giants such as Samsung as well as collaborative curricula with universities overseas. Laboratory facilities on campus are new and state-of-the-art. The PhD program includes the following research areas: Mechanics and design, with emphasis on solid mechanics/stress analysis, vibrations and tribology Thermofluids, with emphasis on heat transfer, lubrication, materials processing and environmental/biological transport phenomena Materials, with emphasis on microstructural/property relationships and electronic packaging materials Computational mechanics, with emphasis on asymptotic methods and hybrid analytical/computational methods Watson Career and Alumni Connections offers professional advice and services such as interview guidance, cover letter critiques and networking opportunities. The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization is also available to help new and current students for academic or general questions about the community. After You Graduate Due to the marketability of an advanced degree in mechanical engineering, alumni easily transition into a diverse range of careers. Graduates of the program have obtained positions in competitive companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Ford, Texas Instruments, General Electric, Toyota, Lockheed Martin and CISCO. Doctoral graduates can enter academia by becoming professors in institutions such as Northeastern University. Admissions Requirements To be eligible for graduate study, you must: Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following: You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University Have earned, at minimum, one of the following: A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail") In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements. To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website. Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee Résumé or curriculum vitae Three letters of recommendation Official GRE scores International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.) Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores) This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements. Class Profile GRE Verbal: 95% GPA: 3.44 *These scores represent the AVERAGE for the recently admitted class; scoring lower does not result in automatic rejection and scoring higher does not guarantee acceptance. Deadlines Fall: Rolling (February 1 Funding) Spring: Rolling (October 15 Funding) [-]

PhD in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate. On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which... [+]

Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms - PhD The doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate. On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which extends the forefront of the discipline and merits publication. You will also be expected to acquire an understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in your particular subject area in the field of engineering or design, as well as a general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge. You will also gain a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry in the engineering or design subject area. If you wish to develop research and analytical skills and conduct an original piece of research this course is appropriate for you. Your research may be applied research or action research, and may be based on your work in industry if you choose to study part-time. Careers & professional development Recent graduates from the PhD programme are following careers in academia and industry. On graduation you will become a member of the University's alumni association. You will be a lifelong member of the University's community, able to access careers information, the library, professional periodicals and journals, as well as a range of other facilities. Subject overview With over thirty years' experience in teaching, practice and research in engineering, the University of Bolton leads the field. The engineering and design research group works in collaboration with industry and our strengths lie in applied research. The group encompasses a number of different engineering and design disciplines, including electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, product design and textiles. Research topics Research topics include: - applications of electronics - applied physics - robotics - manufacture of electronics-enabled products - engine design - structural crashworthiness - impact biomechanics - accident investigation - manufacturing systems - general textile technology - textile supply chain - advanced composite materials - inclusive design - finite element modelling. [-]

PhD in Nautical Operations – Joint Degree

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time January 2017 Norway Bodø Drammen Porsgrunn Rauland + 3 more

The doctoral programme trains qualified candidates for research, teaching, dissemination and innovation work, and other activities where there is a requirement for scientific insight and an operational maritime focus. [+]

PhDs in Mechanical Engineering. PhD in Nautical Operations – Joint Degree About the programme The doctoral programme in Nautical Operations is a joint degree between University College of Southeast Norway (HSN) Stord/Haugesund University College (HSH) Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Ålesund (NTNU) Arctic University of Norway (UiT) The doctoral programme trains qualified candidates for research, teaching, dissemination and innovation work, and other activities where there is a requirement for scientific insight and an operational maritime focus. Implementation of complex nautical operations today requires interdisciplinary and varied expertise, including research expertise, for safe and efficient planning, implementation and evaluation of nautical operations. Academic content Nautical operations is comprised of two disciplines: Nautical, which covers the navigation, manoeuvring and transport of floating vessels, and operations, which indicates that the PhD programme will focus on applied research to support, improve and develop the activities that are being implemented. The operational perspective includes both strategic, tactical and operational aspects. Strategic levels including choosing the type and size of a fleet of vessels. Tactical aspects concerning the design of individual ships, choice of equipment and personnel. The operational aspects include the planning, implementation and evaluation of nautical operations. It will be a common subject that is offered at all four institutions. Further academic content will be linked to individual focus areas at the four institutions: Maritime Organizational Safety Management and Fire Safety and Evacuation Research at HSH Maritime Operations and Sensor Technology at UiT Maritime Human Factors together with Maritime Logistics and port operations at HSN Maritime Design and Product Development at NTNU The PhD programme consists of: The academic training component (30 credits). This is made up of topics at PhD level divided into compulsory (15 credits) and elective (15 credits) components. The core areas of the academic training have two compulsory and eight elective topics based on the programme's overall profile. The core areas ensure the continuation of the central themes in the maritime-related undergraduate and graduate programmes at the four institutions. The research component thesis is an independent research or research and development project, that must meet international standards with regard to ethical requirements, academic standards and methodology within the field of nautical operations. The thesis should contribute to the development of new specialist knowledge and be at a level that suggests it could be published internationally or issued in an appropriate format, as part of the field's research-based knowledge development. What kind of job can you get? Candidates will be qualified for positions within the national and international maritime sector. Jobs and sectors can be, for example: Supplier industry to the maritime sector Shipping companies State companies and public institutions with maritime activities Consultancy firms The HE sector with training for the maritime professions Offshore and energy companies Ports and land-based services for the maritime industry Training and education centres for maritime personnel. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Mechanical Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering aims at complementing the training of MSc and graduates in Science and Engineering, granting advanced education in traditional and emergent areas of Mechanical Engineering. Such areas include Biomechanics, Energy and Environment, Advanced and Functionalized Materials as well as Mechanical Design and Precision Manufacturing amongst others. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Mechanical Engineering The Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering aims at complementing the training of MSc and graduates in Science and Engineering, granting advanced education in traditional and emergent areas of Mechanical Engineering. Such areas include Biomechanics, Energy and Environment, Advanced and Functionalized Materials as well as Mechanical Design and Precision Manufacturing amongst others. The Doctoral Program also aims at developing skills for research and experimenting methodologies which allow the autonomous development (both individually or in research teams) of research and development activities (R&D), covering all aspects of the R&D process: state of the art, project planning, selection and application of the research methods and procedures, report writing with R&D results, etc. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements MSc in Mechanical Engineering, or similar areas, legally equivalent. 1st cycle degree in Mechanical Engineering, or similar, provided that the CV confirms an adequate scientific preparation. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]

DTech / DIng / DPhil in Mechanical Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialised area,ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. [+]

PhDs in Mechanical Engineering. DTech in Mechanical Engineering This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialised area,ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. Qualification Outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualified student will be able to: Identify and solve problems by means of responses that demonstrate responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking. Collect, organise, analyse and critically evaluate information. Work effectively with others. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. Communicate effectively,using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in oral and/or written presentation. Admission requirements and selection criteria An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard,as determined by a Status Committee. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study. Conferment of the degree The DTech: Engineering: Mechanical will be conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully. DIng in Mechanical Engineering The purpos eof the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis,and related principles in dependently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields. Qualification outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualified student will be able to: Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyse and solve engineering research/development problems of an original nature creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e. Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and concepts that constitute socially responsible(to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively,individually or with others,as a member of a team, group, organisation and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence,and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies,and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering and specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced inter-disciplinary research methods, skills and information technology effectively and critically in engineering research/development practice,and show a responsibility for the impact of engineering research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of interdisciplinary research. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning and research,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering management research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in advanced engineering research/development. Organise and develop, where applicable, entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering, technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DIng: Mechanical will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and thesis successfully. DPhil in Mechanical Engineering The purpose of the qualification is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences or related inter-disciplinary principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental inter-disciplinary engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields. Qualification outcomes Exit level outcomes: The qualified student will be able to: Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyse and solve engineering research/development problems of an original nature creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced inter-disciplinary fundamental knowledge in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organisation and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence,and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced inter-disciplinary investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies,and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced inter-disciplinary research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform synthesis of systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of interdisciplinary research. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning and research,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the inter-disciplinary research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in advanced research/development. Organise and develop, where applicable, entrepreneurial opportunities through technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level.Final admission to the programme will only be granted after successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DPhil: Mechanical Engineering will be conferred on students who have completed the research project and thesis successfully. [-]

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Czech Technical University in Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral study programme is designed for Master study programme graduates. Doctoral study is a subsequent, higher and more sophisticated form of education which the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers in a variety of branches. Students of the Doctoral study programme are trained for solution of complex problems of applied science and industrial experience. [+]

Fields of Study Materials engineering Machines and Equipment for Transportation Power Engineering Design and Process Engineering Manufacturing Technology Environmental Engineering Biomechanics Control and Systems Engineering Mechanics of Solids, Deformable Bodies and Continua Thermomechanics and Fluid Mechanics Mathematical and Physical Engineering Enterprise Management and Economics Doctoral Study Programme The doctoral study programme is designed for Master study programme graduates. Doctoral study is a subsequent, higher and more sophisticated form of education which the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers in a variety of branches. Students of the Doctoral study programme are trained for solution of complex problems of applied science and industrial experience. Study proceeds in accordance with individual curricula and is completed with a state doctoral exam and defense of a dissertation which proves the doctoral student´s competence in independent creative scientific work. The academic degree "Doctor", in abbreviated form "Ph.D." written after the name, conferred on the graduates is compatible with academic degrees conferred on analagous graduates of foreign universities. [-]

PhD in Applied Sciences and Engineering

University of Science and Technology Beijing
Campus Full time September 2017 China Beijing

Students for the Doctor's degree are required to complete the curriculum in three or four years, obtain the designated credits, conduct research, and complete and defend the Doctor's thesis. [+]

PhD in Applied Sciences and EngineeringStudents for the Doctor's degree are required to complete the curriculum in three or four years, obtain the designated credits, conduct research, and complete and defend the Doctor's thesis. Successful graduates will receive a graduation certificate along with the Doctor's degree, in accordance with the regulations of the Degree Committee.Senior Scholars for advanced studies must complete relevant courses and programs in one year and will receive an advanced studies certificate.Specialization

Fluid Mechanics Engineering Mechanics Vehicle Engineering Rock and Soil Engineering Disaster Prevention, Disaster Reduction Engineering and Protective Engineering Mining Engineering Mining Engineering Mineral Processing Engineering Safety Technology and Engineering Environmental Science Metallurgical Engineering Metallurgical Physical Chemistry Ferrous Metallurgy Non-ferrous Metallurgy Industrial Ecology History of Science and Technology Materials Science and Engineering Materials Physics and Chemistry Materials Science Materials Processing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation Mechatronic Engineering Mechanical Design and Theory Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics Engineering Thermophysics Thermal Engineering Power Machinery and Engineering Fluid Machinery and Engineering Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering Logistics Engineering Communication and Information Systems Control Science and Engineering Control Theory and Control Engineering Detection Technology and Automation Equipment System Engineering Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems Computer Architecture Applied Computer Technology Management Science and Engineering Corporate Management Condensed Matter Physics Solid Mechanics Synthetic Chemistry of Materials Ideological Education Science and Educational Administration ... [-]